Welcome to a fun, junk filled post at Beyond The Picket Fence with the Junkers Unite Group. We are a group of bloggers who love JUNK, aka "treasures" that would normally be discarded, passed over, ignored. I am Becky, author and creator at Beyond The Picket Fence. If it is your first time here, welcome!
Today I am bringing you a project made from reclaimed wood--most of it from pallets. My regular readers won't be surprised--I adore reclaimed, salvaged, junky wood.
I started by picking some pallet boards and painting them. I usually use a scrappy chip brush (this is is on its last leg). I use one brush for all colors except red, not cleaning it in between.
I do not sand the wood before painting. If it is really rough, I use more paint as more will come off when I sand.
I cut two reclaimed oak boards to put across the top and bottom. The bottom board is wider to leave space for hooks.
I attach the colored pallet boards to these horizontal pieces by screwing in through the back. Be sure to put two screws in each pallet board.
and then rest the box on the bottom horizontal board and screwed down through the bottom of the box into the oak piece. This view is looking down from the top into the box.
For the top shelf I randomly cut a rectangular piece of wood at a 45 degree angle to make two brackets. These were secured from the back. Make sure to leave a space for the shelf.
Add a piece of wood for the shelf, screwing it into both the green brackets and the horizontal oak piece. At this point I sanded it and waxed it with a combination of coconut oil and Annie Sloan dark wax.
Some wooden spools added to the bottom make perfect junky hooks.
a bowl with napkins, salt and pepper.Or, how about using it in an entry? A shelf for keys and sunglasses,
Do you need extra organization before you start planting this year? Hang this shelf on a fence to add some color, throw a table underneath (this is a pallet we added legs to and metal mesh to sift dirt--work great for a potting bench) and you have the perfect place to pot spring flowers.
I love planting in these tiny, mudy rainboots!
I can imagine so many more uses for this piece--in a craft room, a kid's room, in a mudroom, on a porch...
Now that you've got your junk juices flowing, check out all of these fantastic blogs and their projects--plus some have a giveaway too!
Giveaway? Yep--I am giving away this reclaimed wood tray made from solid oak.
There are two ways to enter (yep, that is all, just two!!) Sorry, this baby is heavy so I will only be able to ship it to the continental US!!:
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